Awards and Grants

Art Awards:

  • 1971 Prize-winner, Sculpture, New Signatures;
  • 1974 Prizewinner, Graphic Art and Drawing, New Signatures;
  • 1974 Best Student Teacher Award in art graduate course;
  • 1995 Received a grant from Anglo American Chairman's Fund to facilitate exhibition costs for BLIND ALPHABET ABC at Johannesburg Biennale; Received a research grant from the Foundation for the Creative Arts to continue work on BLIND ALPHABET PROJECT; Nominated for the Alumnus of the Year Award by Technikon Witwatersrand.
  • 1996 South African representative for the Sao Paulo Biennale;
  • 1997 Winner of the FNB Vita Award for Art;
  • 1998 Awarded the Ludwig Giess Preis fur Kleinplastik by the LETTER Stiftung, Cologne, Germany;
  • 1999 Gauteng Arts Culture and Heritage Award for Visual Art;
  • 2000 Aardvark prize as top artist at the Aardklop arts festival, Potchefstroom.
  • 2001 Recipient of an honorary medal for Visual Arts, Sculpture from the SA Academy for Science and Art; Winner of the Helgard Steyn Award for Sculpture.
  • 2005 With Ogilvy SA, winner of the Golden Loerie Award as well as the D&AD Global Award.
  • 2008 Honorary Doctorate, University of Johannesburg.

    Other achievements

  • 1983 Silver medal, Comrades Marathon;
  • 1984 Silver medal, Korkie Marathon.